The table below looks at the statistics for the Data Scientist role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Data Scientist in their job title over the 3 months to 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Data Scientist
Rank 245 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Data Scientist 14 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% - -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £285 -
% change year-on-year
+57.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 - -
Data Scientist
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9067 8545 7746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.33% 91.90% 92.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5021 4728 3868
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 430 458 611
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

Data Scientist
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Data Scientist in the job title across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Data Scientist Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Data Scientist across the South East region.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Data Scientist
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Data Scientist across the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015.

Data Scientist Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Data Scientist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Data Scientist within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey - 12 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 £700 - 2
Data Scientist
England

Data Scientist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title.

1 14 (70.00%) Python
2 13 (65.00%) Hadoop
2 13 (65.00%) R
3 11 (55.00%) Analytics
4 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (45.00%) Retail
4 9 (45.00%) MATLAB
5 7 (35.00%) Open Source
6 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
7 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
7 5 (25.00%) Social Media
7 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (20.00%) Big Data
8 4 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
8 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
8 4 (20.00%) PhD
8 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
9 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
9 3 (15.00%) Apache Pig
10 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
10 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
10 2 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
10 2 (10.00%) Tableau
10 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
10 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
10 2 (10.00%) Physics
10 2 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
10 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis

Data Scientist
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Data Scientist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Data Scientist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Apache Pig
2 2 (10.00%) Apache Spark
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (65.00%) Hadoop
2 4 (20.00%) Big Data
3 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 2 (10.00%) Apache Hive
4 2 (10.00%) OLAP Cube
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.00%) OLAP
5 1 (5.00%) MySQL
5 1 (5.00%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
General
1 9 (45.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Open Source
2 6 (30.00%) Visualisation
3 5 (25.00%) Social Media
3 5 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (20.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (10.00%) Mathematics
5 2 (10.00%) Physics
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
6 1 (5.00%) Neural Network
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Analytics
2 9 (45.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (20.00%) Data Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Quantitative Analysis
5 2 (10.00%) Statistical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Predictive Analytics
6 1 (5.00%) Logistic Regression
6 1 (5.00%) Product Management
6 1 (5.00%) MapReduce
6 1 (5.00%) Statistical Modelling
6 1 (5.00%) Data Transformation
6 1 (5.00%) Bayesian Methods
6 1 (5.00%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (70.00%) Python
2 13 (65.00%) R
3 9 (45.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (20.00%) PhD
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (10.00%) Tableau
2 1 (5.00%) Cloudera
2 1 (5.00%) MapR